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Sneak Peek on my Build Progress of the MinimumRC B-25 Mitchell

Here is a link to this Plane:
https://www.minimumrc.com/b25-mitchell-p0082.html

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #B25Michell #B25 #Bomber

This Plane is Courtesy of MinimumRC!

The Build of this Plane has gone very smoothly thus far and I'm making some very good progress.
With a bit of luck, and time, I should have the Airframe completed tonight.

See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 21, 2020 @ 10:17 AM | 5,404 Views


Test Flight #1 - WLToys F949 Cessna 182 New Nose Gear Strut

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glhR3EJ_qD8

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #BrushlessConversion #Cessna182 #WLToysF949

Well, I tried to bend the Nose Gear Strut forward a bit to allow the plane to come to a stop in this rough terrain and not Nose Over and the Strut snapped in half.
The original Strut was .8mm diameter string steel and I replaced it with .9mm Welding Wire.
I just don't know if it will be stiff enough.
Time to test it out ;-)

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Here are links to all the Components used in the Brushless Conversion:

***Make sure you select a Receiver that supports your Transmitter Protocol - I chose this DSMX/DSM2 Receiver for my Transmitter
2.4G 4CH Micro Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX Compatible Receiver Built-in Brushed ESC
https://www.banggood.com/2_4G-4CH-Mi...47791920140372

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1306 3100KV 1-2S Brushless Motor - Clockwise Screw Thread
https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-1...47791920140372

HK-5320S Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 0.075kg / 0.09sec / 1.7g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hk-5320-...asc=4085774970

Turnigy MultiStar Race Spec 7A BLHeli-S ESC 1~2s (Opto)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blheli-s...asc=4184097243

GWS EP Propeller (DD-4025 102x64mm) green (6pcs/set)
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/gws-ep-p...asc=8406213277

Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A
https://www.pololu.com/product/2118


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 17, 2020 @ 09:12 AM | 6,924 Views


DustOff #9 - "Glue & Fly Series" F22 Micro V2 - Rocket Ship to the Moon ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1tpF_3X9gs

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #F22Micro

Wind was 3mph-5mph (5kmh-8kmh) again and I had some Trim work to do after Centering my Servos.
I had not know about Sub-Trim when I first setup this Micro Parkjet.
After Centering my Servos with Sub-Trim it was time to Trim it out again.
Now, it's all Trimmed out and flies nice and level at cruise speed and the Rolls are completely Axial ;-)
I have absolutely no Trim in the Transmitter at all, it's all Mechanical Trim ;-)

The skill level needed for this Parkjet is Intermediate to Advanced.
Intermediate setup is a 2S Power System with 10 points more Dual-Rate than on a 3S Setup.
Advanced setup is a 3S Power System.
It's very docile on a 2S Power System, Fast & Aerobatic with a 3S Power System.

The GFS F22 Micro V2 Plans are available for Patrons!
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc

The GFS F22 Micro V1 Plans are available to Youtube Subscribers!
Here is a link to the Plans & Docs:
http://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/g..._docs_rev1.zip
You're going to love it ;-)

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Here are links to the components:

Racerstar Racing Edition BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 14, 2020 @ 10:15 AM | 3,209 Views


The Pilot's Lounge Episode #12 - In the Pipe! Youtube Info, Updates, Plans, & Conversion?

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIUKHpijq0k

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #PilotsLounge

This Series of Videos is to keep you updated on what Ground Control RC has been up to, updates on Reviews, results of Field Testing, Setups and MODs, Projects we've completed, and Projects we have in the Pipe.

Here is information on the Parkjet Plans we have made available to Patrons & Subscribers!

Plans available to Subscribers:

Soon to be released Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Nano V1

Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Micro V1 Rev1
Here is a link to the Plans & Docs:
http://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/g..._docs_rev1.zip

Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Mini V2 Rev1
Here is a link to the Plans & Docs:
http://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/g...plans_docs.zip

Plans available ONLY to Patrons:

Soon to be released Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Nano V2
Soon to be released Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Mini V2 Rev2
Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Mini V2.5
Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Mini V3

e3Scott was instrumental in the Development & Testing of the Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Mini V3.
He created a detailed Build Tutorial of this Parkjet.
If you follow his Build Tutorial you won't have any problems building out latest Plans.

Here is a link to his...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 11, 2020 @ 09:08 AM | 3,387 Views


Test Flight #4 - MinimumRC Rare Bear with a 1020 Motor & Stock 3" Prop - Winner!

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciMv1wRJWjE

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MinimumRC #RareBear

I compared the Stock Prop with the Prop that came with the 1020 Motor and it looks like it has a more aggressive Pitch.
The 8520 Motor had a 1.0mm shaft so I had to hone out the Stock Prop Hub a bit to fit on the 1020 Motor which has a 1.2mm Shaft.
It's time to throw into the air and see if this Motor & Prop are a Winning combination ;-)

Here is a link to the Playlist which also includes the Build Tutorial Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5F...ZQkvmPQdg4eW_M

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Here is a link to the Pro PNP Version of this Kit:
https://www.minimumrc.com/f8f-rarebe...cer-p0016.html

*Banggood no longer has the Pro Version, however, you should be able to add another servo for the ailerons to get full 4 channels, this may require a MOD to the fuselage.
Also, the 3 channel comes with a 720 motor but I like the 1020 Motor ;-)

MinimumRC F8F Rare Bear 360mm Wingspan KT Board Mini RC Airplane KIT With 720 Coreless Motor - KIT+Motor+Servos
https://www.banggood.com/MinimumRC-F...47791920140372

MinimumRC Rare Bear Spare Props - Hole Diameter is 1.0mm

A Pair MinimumRC 75mm...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 09, 2020 @ 10:25 AM | 2,166 Views


Review Part 4 - Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor - Conclusion, Info, Tips, Future Mods

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMYV4GXYZ5E

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #F22 #F-22 #Raptor #MiniF22Raptor #Warbird

I have more fun flying Parkjets than anything else so I jumped at the opportunity to review this Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor.
This Parkjet is Courtesy of Banggood!

I think I have performed a fairly thorough Review of this Mini F-22 Parkjet as well as the Mini P-51D Mustang.
After showing nearly all of the features, possitive attributes, and not so possitive attributes, it's time to move forward with some MODs and Testing to get this Parkjet flying the way I want it to fly in Manual Mode.
If you're just looking for a great little Trainer Parkjet to fly in Gyro Mode you have found it ;-)
If you're ready to fly this in Manual Mode and get it flying the way I like to fly Parkjets you may want to re-visit this Channel again in the near future to see where we have taken this Parkjet with stability and performance.
I think most of the MODs and adjustments I want to make to this Plane will also be useful for the Eachine P-51D Mini Mustang ;-)
In this video we also provide some additional info that was not covered in the earlier videos as well as some Tips and where we want to Modify and Tweak this plane.

You Can Help Support Us By...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 08, 2020 @ 10:40 AM | 2,752 Views


Review Part 3 - Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor - Manual Mode Progression ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUGIHJCklMQ

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #F22 #Raptor #MiniF22 #Raptor #Warbird

I have more fun flying Parkjets than anything else so I jumped at the opportunity to review this Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor.
This Parkjet is Courtesy of Banggood!

This is Flight #6 and I want to demonstrate my progression in Manual Mode.
The more flights you have in Manual Mode the better you will get.
I'm now having a lot of fun in Manual Mode considering the first time I flew it in Manual Mode I could barely hang onto it ;-)
The more I fly this Mini F-22 the more I like it.
I think this Parkjet will lend itself to some MODS in the future as well.

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao

Spare Batteries:

3.7V-360mAh Lipo Battery for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372
$6.99

Eachine 3.7V 380mah 25C Lipo Battery for Eachine E70 E20 Hubsan H107L H107C H107D JJRC H6D
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-3_7...47791920140372
$2.99

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Battery 3.7V 400mah
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H31-RC...47791920140372
$3.23


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

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https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 07, 2020 @ 08:49 AM | 4,006 Views


Review Part 2 - Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor - Beginner Mode Stunt Button & Manual Mode

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_TGFfbr5oY

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #F22 #F-22 #Raptor #MiniF22Raptor #Warbird

I have more fun flying Parkjets than anything else so I jumped at the opportunity to review this Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor.
This Parkjet is Courtesy of Banggood!

This is Flight #4, only a short portion of this Flight was in Manual Mode but you can see I'm already getting more used to the sensitivity in Manual Mode.
I was surprised that the Roll Rate was faster with the Stunt Button than Full Stick Deflection in Manual Mode?
Yeah, that's a bit odd ;-)
The more I fly this Mini F-22 the more I like it.
I think this Parkjet will lend itself to some MODS in the future as well.

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao

Spare Batteries:

3.7V-360mAh Lipo Battery for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372
$6.99

Eachine 3.7V 380mah 25C Lipo Battery for Eachine E70 E20 Hubsan H107L H107C H107D JJRC H6D
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-3_7...47791920140372
$2.99

JJRC H31 RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Battery 3.7V 400mah
https://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H31-RC...47791920140372
$3.23


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:50 AM | 4,810 Views


Review Part 1 - Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor F22 Warbird F-22

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlzbVC_9aC4

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #F22 #F-22 #Raptor #MiniF22Raptor #Warbird

I have more fun flying Parkjets than anything else so I jumped at the opportunity to review this Eachine Mini F-22 Raptor.
This Parkjet is Courtesy of Banggood!

This Parkjet does have some essentricities which I'll discuss.
It definitely passed my Durability Testing ;-)
This Parkjet is so easy to fly in Beginner Mode it would make an excellent Beginner Parkjet.
In Manual Mode it is a Hand-Full until you get used to the sensitivity of the Controls, especially the Elevator.
After putting 6 battery packs through this Parkjet I was getting pretty smooth on the controls in Manual Mode.
It's a lot of fun and with a few battery packs worth of flights you'll master this Parkjet in Manual Mode as well.
This Parkjet did seem a bit underpowered but I'll be expermenting with increasing the thrust ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Eachine Mini F22 Raptor
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GDGNioaao


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by GroundControlRC | Jan 03, 2020 @ 10:58 AM | 5,027 Views


Review Conclusion & Tips - Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF P51 P-51 P51D

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP-wMEQzSis

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #Mustang #P51D #P51 #P-51

This Aircraft is courtesy of Banggood!

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF P51 P-51 P51D
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

I'm having an absolute blast with this Plane!
I think this Mini Mustang is a very good value and I think Eachine is going to sell a ton of them ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

Spare Parts:

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Brushed Motor 10mm Hollow Cup for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/10mm-Hollow...47791920140372

Prop 130X70mm Propeller Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/130X70mm-Pr...47791920140372

Gearbox for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Gearbox-for...47791920140372

Receiver Board Original 4 CH Onboard Servo for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Original-4-...47791920140372

Front Landing Gear Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Front-Landi...47791920140372

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane Push Rod Set
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Min...47791920140372

2PCS Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane Spare Part Rudder Angle
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Eachin...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 31, 2019 @ 09:37 AM | 1,156 Views


Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF - Manual Mode Aerobatics Practice FLT12 P51 P-51 P51D

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm7lYFAGAJ4

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #Mustang #P51D #P51 #P-51

This Aircraft is courtesy of Banggood!

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF P51 P-51 P51D
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

Time to tame the Beast some more in Manual Mode and see what other Aerobatic Maneuvers we can accomplish ;-)

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to review.

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

Spare Parts:

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Brushed Motor 10mm Hollow Cup for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/10mm-Hollow...47791920140372

Prop 130X70mm Propeller Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/130X70mm-Pr...47791920140372

Gearbox for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Gearbox-for...47791920140372

Receiver Board Original 4 CH Onboard Servo for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Original-4-...47791920140372

Front Landing Gear Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Front-Landi...47791920140372

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane Push Rod Set
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Min...47791920140372

2PCS Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane Spare Part Rudder Angle
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Eachin...47791920140372


See you in the Air!

Build, Fly, Crash, Repair, Rinse & Repeat!

Ground Control RC™ Glue & Fly™ Series Scratch-Build Planes

Consider Supporting Our Channel by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
Patrons of the Channel will have Exclusive access to Aircraft Plans & Content!

See Us On Youtube | Patreon | RCGroups

https://www.youtube.com/c/GroundControlRC
https://www.patreon.com/groundcontrolrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=754189
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 29, 2019 @ 09:48 AM | 1,521 Views


Nano F22 Brushless Parkjet Project - Test Flight #3 CG Validation & Tuning ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YisIw2YzglY

The MODs turned out to be a huge benefit ;-)
In this Flight I'm continuing to evaluate the CG, Dual-Rates and Expo.

Thank you all for your continued support and for using our Affiliate links as it helps us tremendously taking on Projects like this one.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MaidenFlight #Nano #Parkjet #F22 #F-22

Stay tuned for some improvements and future Test Flights ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Mount Template I created for this Motor:
http://groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/templ...otor_mount.pdf

Below are links to all the Components used in this Nano Parkjet as well as some additional Receivers:
Motor:

Happymodel EX1102 8500KV 9000KV 10000KV 13500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor Original for Mobula7 HD Sailfly-X Drone - 13500KV 1.5mm
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

ESC:

DYS XSD7A 7A Blheli_S 1-2s FPV Racing Brushless ESC ***This is the one I used
https://www.getfpv.com/dys-xsd7a-7a-...hless-esc.html

1S 2S 7A Brushless ESC With Boost Module 5V/1A BEC for RC Airplane Spare Part RC Module - BEC2S
https://www.banggood.com/1S-2S-7A-Br...47791920140372

Props:

Happymodel Sailfly-X Spare Part 6 Pairs 65mm 2-Blade Propeller w/ 1.5mm Mounting Hole
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel Mobula7 Part 40mm 1.0mm Hole 4-...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 28, 2019 @ 09:50 AM | 1,554 Views


Nano F22 Brushless Parkjet Project - Test Flight #2 CG Validation & Tuning ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdVc3-GtEFI

The MODs turned out to be a huge benefit ;-)
In this Flight I'm continuing to evaluate the CG, Dual-Rates and Expo.

Thank you all for your continued support and for using our Affiliate links as it helps us tremendously taking on Projects like this one.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MaidenFlight #Nano #Parkjet #F22 #F-22

Stay tuned for some improvements and future Test Flights ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Mount Template I created for this Motor:
http://groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/templ...otor_mount.pdf

Below are links to all the Components used in this Nano Parkjet as well as some additional Receivers:
Motor:

Happymodel EX1102 8500KV 9000KV 10000KV 13500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor Original for Mobula7 HD Sailfly-X Drone - 13500KV 1.5mm
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

ESC:

DYS XSD7A 7A Blheli_S 1-2s FPV Racing Brushless ESC ***This is the one I used
https://www.getfpv.com/dys-xsd7a-7a-...hless-esc.html

1S 2S 7A Brushless ESC With Boost Module 5V/1A BEC for RC Airplane Spare Part RC Module - BEC2S
https://www.banggood.com/1S-2S-7A-Br...47791920140372

Props:

Happymodel Sailfly-X Spare Part 6 Pairs 65mm 2-Blade Propeller w/ 1.5mm Mounting Hole
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

Happymodel Mobula7 Part 40mm 1.0mm Hole 4-...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM | 616 Views


Nano F22 Brushless Parkjet Project - Test Flight #1 after some MODs & Adjustments ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXtUTN3wA2g

I made some modifications to the airframe and some adjustment on the Dual-Rates and Expo.
Time to see if these changes are an improvement or if I need to re-evaluate.

Thank you all for your continued support and for using our Affiliate links as it helps us tremendously taking on Projects like this one.

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MaidenFlight #Nano #Parkjet #F22 #F-22

Stay tuned for some improvements and future Test Flights ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Mount Template I created for this Motor:
http://groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/templ...otor_mount.pdf

Below are links to all the Components used in this Nano Parkjet as well as some additional Receivers:
Motor:

Happymodel EX1102 8500KV 9000KV 10000KV 13500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor Original for Mobula7 HD Sailfly-X Drone - 13500KV 1.5mm
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

ESC:

DYS XSD7A 7A Blheli_S 1-2s FPV Racing Brushless ESC ***This is the one I used
https://www.getfpv.com/dys-xsd7a-7a-...hless-esc.html

1S 2S 7A Brushless ESC With Boost Module 5V/1A BEC for RC Airplane Spare Part RC Module - BEC2S
https://www.banggood.com/1S-2S-7A-Br...47791920140372

Props:

Happymodel Sailfly-X Spare Part 6 Pairs 65mm 2-Blade Propeller w/ 1.5mm Mounting Hole
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-......Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 26, 2019 @ 11:10 AM | 733 Views


GFS F22 Nano Parkjet Project - Maiden Flight Review

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9DpgpwohCc

I was so astonished this Tiny Parkjet actually flew as I've never built anything this small and light and had to perform the Maiden Flight in 3-4mph wind.
The parkjet did have some issues that will need to be adressed before the next test flight.
I definitely need to move the CG forward as the parkjet was pretty tail heavy.
I will need to add a couple of spars at the front part of the wing plate and the very back of the wing plate.
I'm also going to reinforce the elevons and make sure they not only can't flex but are also completely flat.
The last thing on the list is to re-form the nose with some shock absorbing foam so as not to wrinkle the nose again.
Once all that's complete it will be time to perform more test flights to validate the airframe and then continue the additional changes I've already documented.

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#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #BehindTheScenes #Nano #Parkjet #F22 #F-22

Stay tuned for additional test flights as I'm confident this Parkjet will end up being a great indoor parkjet and outdoors in up to 3-4mph wind.

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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 24, 2019 @ 09:55 AM | 3,248 Views


Nano F22 Brushless Parkjet Project - Time for the Maiden Flight ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-fjQTEia0

I was very apprehensive about launching this Nano Parkjet, that only weighs 26.1 grams, in 3-4mph Wind but that's about as good as it gets here.
So, thowing caution to the Wind we will perform the Maiden Flight of this Nano Parkjet!

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#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #MaidenFlight #Nano #Parkjet #F22

Stay tuned for some improvements and future Test Flights ;-)

Here is a link to the Motor Mount Template I created for this Motor:
http://groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/templ...otor_mount.pdf

Below are links to all the Components used in this Nano Parkjet as well as some additional Receivers:
Motor:

Happymodel EX1102 8500KV 9000KV 10000KV 13500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor Original for Mobula7 HD Sailfly-X Drone - 13500KV 1.5mm
https://www.banggood.com/Happymodel-...47791920140372

ESC:

DYS XSD7A 7A Blheli_S 1-2s FPV Racing Brushless ESC ***This is the one I used
https://www.getfpv.com/dys-xsd7a-7a-...hless-esc.html

1S 2S 7A Brushless ESC With Boost Module 5V/1A BEC for RC Airplane Spare Part RC Module - BEC2S
https://www.banggood.com/1S-2S-7A-Br...47791920140372

Props:

Happymodel Sailfly-X Spare Part 6 Pairs 65mm 2-Blade Propeller w/ 1.5mm Mounting Hole
...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 20, 2019 @ 10:33 AM | 4,022 Views


Review Part 1 - Happy Model EX1102 13500kv Motor - Will this work in a 1S Nano Plane?

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4o8lMwWePE

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #HappyModel #1102 #EX1102

I just put this on the Thrust Stand with (3) different Props using a 1S LIPO.
Test Prop (Mobula7 40mm 4-Blade) = 38.2g Thrust
Test Prop (King Kong / LDARC 1935 3-Blade) = 44.8g Thrust
Test Prop (FlyBear 48mm 2-Blade) = 37.2g Thrust

The Mobula7 40mm 4-Blade Prop & FlyBear 48mm 2-Blade Prop had to have the hub diameter drilled out to 1.5mm as my EX1102 has a 1.5mm shaft.

This is going to work great using a 1S Power System on my Nano F-22 ;-)

Happy Model EX1102 13500kv Motor

Specification:
Mode: EX1102
KV options: 8500KV 9000KV 10000KV 13500KV
Configu-ration: 9N12P
Stator Diamter: 11mm
Stator Length: 2mm
Shaft Diameter: 1mm or 1.5mm (option)
Motor Dimension(Dia.*Len): 13.5mm*16mm
Weight(g): 2.8g
No.of Cells(Lipo): 2S-3S

Features:
The lightest 1102 brushless motor all over the world
Mobula7 HD original brushless motors
Dual bearing design and more balance
40mm – 66mm propellers compatible
Could use for 2s-3s 75mm-85mm whoops and best for 66mm ductless frame

Package included:
1x happymodel EX1102 brushless motor ***Mine did not come with Prop Mount Screws

You Can Help Support Us By Using Our Affiliate Link To The Product Below. A small commission (At No Cost To You) helps us buy more items to...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 18, 2019 @ 08:25 AM | 6,497 Views


Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF - Manual Mode Aerobatics Practice FLT11 P51 P-51 P51D

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKTkNZnoQI

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Eachine #Mini #Mustang #P51D #P51

This Aircraft is courtesy of Banggood!

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF P51 P-51 P51D
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmDAdvdjk

Time to tame the Beast some more in Manual Mode and see what other Aerobatic Maneuvers we can accomplish ;-)

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Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RTF
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Spare Parts:

Lipo Battery 1S 360mAh for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/3_7V-360mAh...47791920140372

Brushed Motor 10mm Hollow Cup for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/10mm-Hollow...47791920140372

Prop 130X70mm Propeller Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/130X70mm-Pr...47791920140372

Gearbox for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Gearbox-for...47791920140372

Receiver Board Original 4 CH Onboard Servo for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Original-4-...47791920140372

Front Landing Gear Set for Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane
https://www.banggood.com/Front-Landi...47791920140372

Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane Push Rod Set
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Min...47791920140372

2PCS Eachine Mini Mustang P-51D RC Airplane Spare Part Rudder Angle
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Eachin...47791920140372


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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 17, 2019 @ 09:28 PM | 9,081 Views
Banggood Christmas Sale 2019 We have Tons of Coupon Codes!

Please use our Sale Page link below as it helps us buy more items to review.

Here is a link to the Sale Page: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KDGDQrqG1N

Here is the link to a PDF File with Tons of Coupon Codes and Sale Items:
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Posted by GroundControlRC | Dec 16, 2019 @ 08:25 AM | 12,157 Views


Needful Things - The Heli-Cool Pad - A Gift Idea for the Holidays ;-)

Here is a link to the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrpti7VQWHw

#GroundControlRC #GlueAndFly #ScratchBuildPlanes #Gift #Idea #HeliCoolPad #LandingPad #Holidays #Project #RC

Years ago when I was playing around with Micro Helicopters and Quadcopters I wanted a Landing Pad to practice my Landing Skills.
I couldn't find anything that really seemed to be what I was looking for, so I made one myself.
I called it the Heli-Cool Pad ;-)
I made one for myself and two othere RC enthusiast as an inexpensive easy to make gift ;-)
They were a hit ;-)
So in this video I'll show you how I made it, the material I used, and a Free Graphic for you to use on your Heli-Cool Pad!
The Cost Per Heli-Cool Pad if you print the graphic yourself for (1) side is approx. $1.50 US
The Cost Per Heli-Cool Pad if the print shop prints the graphic for (1) side is approx. $4.50 US

Let's get started...

Here is a link to the Graphic:
http://www.groundcontrolrc.com/ftp/h..._pad_12x12.pdf

Here is a link to the Plastic Golf Balls I used:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Athletic-...Pack/151219311


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